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Northern Rivers Family Services Family Peer in Albany, New York

Family Peer

Job Details

Job Location

Albany-Academy RTF/NorthStar - Albany, NY

Salary Range

$19.00 - $21.00 Hourly


Position Summary

This position is responsible for providing short term, intensive help to parents/caregivers of Schenectady City School District students to address salient issues relating to social predictors of health, including: housing, food supply, financial insecurities, transportation, and accessing public assistance such as Medicaid.

Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Engagement with parents/caregivers identified by Schenectady School District as needing additional community support.

  • Provide families with information pertaining to resources in the community for services, ongoing support and linkages.

  • Assist parents/caregivers in identifying any barriers to accessing community resources.

  • Assist parents/caregivers with documentation and other steps needed to access resources and support from either public or private entities.

  • Provide strategies and intervention suggestions to parents/caregivers whose challenges create safety concerns for their children.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with school personnel so that efforts to support the parent/caregiver are not duplicated.

  • Participate in regular team meetings.

  • Other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

    Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent

    Provisional or Permanent Family Peer Credential

    Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience and knowledge of community resources

    Certification / Licensure

    Must have a valid driver’s license.